Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

England got a taste of their own medicines when the Bazballers were Bazballed against India in the recently-concluded third Test in Rajkot. Team India’s promising batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal took an ultra aggressive approach to hit English bowlers all round the park to complete his double century in the second innings of the match.

Apart from the southpaw’s belligerent knock, what grabbed the attention was England opener Ben Duckett’s weird comment on Jaiswal.

 “When you see players from the opposition playing like that, it almost feels like England should take some credit that they’re playing differently than how other people play Test cricket. We saw it a bit in the summer and it’s quite exciting to see other players and other teams are also playing that aggressive style of cricket,” Duckett had said after the play.

However, in response, former Australian cricketer Michael Clarke slammed Duckett for his comment on Jaiswal.

“England is not the first team to play aggressively or bat positively,” said Clarke during a recent interaction.

“Because you play a reverse sweep or a switch hit or a ramp shot, that doesn’t mean you are batting aggressively either,” he added.

Notably, Jaiswal scored a destructive 214 in the match with 12 huge sixes.